PA Liable for Second Intifada Terror Attacks

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While we all know who is responsible for terrorist attacks (hint: it’s the terrorists who carry out the attacks, as well as those who incite and promote such attacks), it is always welcome when those responsible are found to be so legally. Such is the case today in Israel, The Jerusalem Post’s Yonah Jeremy Bob reports, as a Jerusalem court has found the Palestinian Authority to be liable for attacks carried out during the Second Intifada:

The Palestinian Authority is liable for civil damages for a series of terror attacks carried out during the Second Intifada (2000-2005), the Jerusalem District Court ruled on Monday.

The unprecedented decision was obtained by Shurat Hadin on behalf of eight victims’ families. As the case moves forward to its next stage, the PA could be responsible for compensating the families with a maximum of $1 billion in damages…

“Yasser Arafat was the grandfather of modern terrorism, responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children,” said Darshan-Leitner at the time. “This move is one step closer toward justice for the victims and their families. We will not allow a situation in which the Arafat Estate can own land in the heart of Jerusalem, while avoiding paying damages to his victims.”

Commenting on Monday’s decision, Darshan-Leitner said that the court’s “historic” decision showed that Arafat had tried to use war and murder, via the Second Intifada, to obtain concessions from Israel that he had not succeeded in getting through the Oslo negotiations.

Tags: History Israel Jerusalem Jerusalem Post Palestinian Authority Second Intifada Terrorism Yonah Jeremy Bob

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